Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Thank you for making Elegant Threads a success

tower of tea towels

 This is a thank you to everyone who helped to make our annual show and sale, Elegant Threads, a successs.

We had a blast!.  We visited with old friends who come every year and we made some new ones that we hope to see again.  We enjoyed sharing our love of fibre arts with others.  Your encouraging words and compliments were much appreciated.  To those of you who bought items we hope they give as much enjoyment as we had in making them.

Our famous tower of tea towels was greatly diminished by the end of the sale.  Here's to the many kitchens that have, or shortly will have, a new work of art!

knitted toques

setting up the props
sorting the shawls

An event like this takes many hands to put together.  We started our planning in the spring and in the end the entire guild pulled together to make it happen. 

 The items in the sale depend upon what individual members have been working on so the sale committee has to improvise at the last minute to create a cohesive show.  They did a great job.     

We should also recoginze the spouses with their trucks and jeeps and trailers who do the heavy lifting when it comes to moving props and tables especially in the rain.  Their patience, good humour and willingness to support us are appreciated. We love you guys!

setting up silent auction

huck lace shawl

wool boucle shawl
So what did we have to sell?  Well what follows are some pictures of the display items.  Many of them have now moved on to new homes.  

dishcloths in waffle weave

checkerboard and tiles

Items included games, baskets, towels, table linens, luxurious accessories and wearable art.  

wooly scarves
basket with frills


jacket in handwoven yardage

Friday, November 4, 2022

QWSG Presents Elegant Threads

Elegant Threads, the Qualicum Weavers and Spinners annual show and sale, takes place

Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19.

The event takes place at Qualicum Commons, 744 Primrose Street in downtown Qualicum Beach.

The hours are 10 am to 4 pm on both days.

Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking off Primrose Street.

Here is just a taste of what we have to offer.

shawl on a painted warp
You can expect to find a variety of items including one of a kind accesssories such as the shawl woven on a hand painted warp or the blue scarf in textured yarns.
scarf in textured yarns

If you have been to the show in the past you know you will know its a visual treat and as well as an opportunity to find some unique high quality gifts for those special people.  

tea towel rack
Items range from the practical, a hand woven tea towel that will last for years and years, to the whimsical, a felted tea cozy with wooly friends grazing in the flowers.

felted tea cozy

Many of our members are both spinners and excellent knitters.  You can expect to find plenty of keep-me-warm toques, mitts, cowls and shawls.  If you have a knitter of your own on the gift list you can also check out the selection of hand-spun yarns that you'll never find in a yarn store.

christmas toque in handspun yarn

hand spun yarns

lace knit shawl

basket tree
This year you can also expecct to find an expanded selection of basketry items thanks to our popular basketry workshops.  Everything from a whimsical basket tree (get the pun) to wine baskets (without the bottle of course).

wine basket

We've included a silent auction for those bargain hunters that like a bit of competition.  Plan to be there at the close on Saturday for that key final bid.

knitter's bowl a silent auction item

We would like to think this is more than the usual craft sale and that you will take some time to enjoy the exhibit, talk to the makers, watch the demos and even take a peak at our studio.

Elegant Threads display